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The last three days have not been ideal for those trying to keep the power on. Lubbock and the surrounding areas have seen sleet, freezing rain, and snow since Monday and that has led to numerous power outages across the City of Lubbock.

The good news? Lubbock Power and Light has had crews working day and night to get power restored to all customers. As of 3:40 p.m. on Wednesday, there were 298 active outages across the City of Lubbock affecting just over 800 customers.

When an ice storm hits, ice builds up on power lines and tree limbs. Get enough ice and eventually something is going to snap. Lubbock County Commissioner Chad Seay alerted The Chad Hasty Show on KFYO on Wednesday morning that he was driving around Lubbock County and seeing many power lines that were down.

As of 3:40 on Wednesday, most of the outages appear to be located within the Loop between 19th street and Loop 289 and from I-27 to Slide Road, but there are reports all of the City of Lubbock.

It's possible that more precipitation will fall over Lubbock and the South Plains during the afternoon and evening hours. After that, the forecast calls for the wind to pick up on Thursday which could lead to weak tree limbs to snap and hit power lines.

You can view Lubbock Power and Light's outage map here.

It's not only Lubbock residents that are having power issues. Residents all over the South Plains are dealing with downed power lines and power outages. The good news is that people are working on it. Remember, it's always good to keep a flashlight handy during winter storms.

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